Beaches in India

India is blessed to own diversified natural beauty in its different parts. And beaches in India are amongst the elements that make India as beautiful and attractive as it is today. There are numerous beaches in India offering ultimate peace to their visitors. Below is the list of best beaches in India 

Best beach destinations in India 

Marina Beach

Marina Beach is one of the best beaches in India lying along the Bay of Bengal, in Chennai. This beach runs through a distance of 13 km and hence is the longest urban beach in India. It is mainly sandy and allows visitors to enjoy to the fullest. It is also the most crowded beach in India and attracts thousands of people on weekends during peak seasons. Marina beach is easily accessible via road, rail and air routes. This beach can be visited at any time of the year but undoubtedly summer season is the best season to visit the beach.

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Kashid Beach

Kashid Beach, located in the North Konkan area of Maharashtra on the shores of the Arabian Sea, serves as one of the best beach destinations in India. This beach in India is famous for its white sand, paddy fields, attractive green mountains, rivulets and blue seas. This beach usually experiences high waves, especially during the monsoon season. The beach is very well connected via roads to almost all the nearby cities including Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Navi Mumbai. The rail and air transport connectivity to this beach is also good. People come here to experience the real calm and peace.

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Kovalam beach

Kovalam Beach is one of the top 10 beaches in India and is famous for its serene and quite environment. It is located by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city of Kerala state in India and is around 16 km from the city center. This beach in India attracts a lot of visitors on a regular basis and is well connected to its nearby areas and cities via rail, road and air. Thiruvananthapuram Central is the nearest railway station to this beach and lies at a distance of about 16 km. The nearest airport to this beach is the Trivandrum International Airport which is about 10 km away from it.

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Varkala beach

Varkala Beach is located in Varkala region of Thiruvananthapuram city of Kerala along the Arabian Sea. It is amongst the best beach destinations in India and is also known by the name of ‘Papanasam Beach’. Owing to its name, it is believed that dip in the waters of this beach frees away the souls from all kinds of sins. Varkala Beach is the only beach in Southern Kerala that provides cliffs adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It is quite famous for swimming and sun-bathing and people from different areas visit the beach to enjoy the same. Varkala Beach is heavily visited by multiple tourists throughout the year to fulfil both – religious and leisure purposes. This beach is easily accessible via rails, roads and air.

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Baga Beach

Goa is undoubtedly the best destination for beaches in India. Baga Beach is one of the famous beaches of Goa and offers multiple options to enjoy with friends and family. This beach is renowned for parasailing and thousands of people visit it for enjoying the same. Other attractions of this beach include dolphin cruises and banana rides. Baga Beach is very well connected to rest of the Goa and hence India via a good network of roads, railways and air. This beach can be visited at any point of time throughout the year, summers being the best amongst all.

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Puri beach

Situated along the Bay of Bengal, Puri Beach is one of the top 10 beaches in India. This beach is located in the Puri city of Indian state of Odisha. This site is not only famous for leisure activities but is so good for religious purposes. It serves as the site for hosting Annual Puri Beach festival. Another attraction of this beach is the amazing sand art work. This beach is well connected to the rest of Odisha and can be easily reached using roads, rails and air transportation modes. This beach is quite interesting and good for enjoying sun-bath.

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Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach is one of the best beaches in India and is famous for its serene and calm environment. It lies in North Goa and is the largest beach in this area. Calangute Beach attracts thousands of visitors each year from other regions of India as well as different parts of the world. The best time to visit this beach is during summers, especially in May. Christmas and New Year’s Eve are another interesting occasions to visit this beach. The beach has got good road connectivity and is easily accessible via public and personal transport. Railways and flights are also good options to reach here when coming from distant areas.

Aksa Beach

Located in Aksa village of Malad, Mumbai, Aksa Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in India. In recent past, this beach used to be the cleanest beaches of India and you could easily find multiple varieties of shells and snails here. But it is not that clean now. The beach is surrounded by multiple hotels and cottages that are available for tourists who are interested in staying back. Aksa Beach has got good connectivity to other parts of Mumbai and Maharashtra and can be easily reached by road, rail or air. Summer season is the best season to visit this beach.

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Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach is one of the best beach destinations in India and is heavily visited by both local and foreigner tourists throughout the year. It is located in South Goa and is around 1 mile long (1.6 km approximately) owning crescent-like shape; entire beach is visible from both the ends. Both the ends of this beach possess sandy rocks originating from the sea. Dabolim Airport is the nearest airport to this beach lying at a distance of 67 km. The closest railway station to Palolem Beach is the Canacona railway station. The beach is also very well connected via roads to nearby areas and cities.

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Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach is one of the most beautiful beach destinations in India. It is situated in Kochi Taluk of Indian state of Kerala. This beach is heaven for those who love seclusion and peaceful environment. It offers clean and less busy surroundings as compared to other beaches in India. The nearest railway station to this beach is the Aluva railway station lying at a distance of 20 km. Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport to this beach and is located at a distance of 30 km from here. Cherai Beach can be visited during any season but summer season is the most preferred one amongst the tourists.

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Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach is one of the most popular beach destinations in India and lies in North Goa. It is a popular tourists’ destination and lies just to the south of very famous Calangute Beach. Candolim Beach begins at Fort Aguada and ends by merging with the Calangute Beach. Being one of the longest beaches of Goa, Candolim beach serves fishermen to the great extent. The sand and scenic beauty of this beach are just incomparable and are beyond words. This beach is easily accessible via road and air transportation. Railways also connect this part of North Goa to rest of the Goa along with other parts of the nation.

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Chapora Beach

Chapora Beach is amongst the top 10 beaches in India and is located 10 km away from Mapusa city in North Goa. It is primarily a coastal village at one of the estuaries of Chapora River. Apart from the sand, lovable surroundings, this beach is famous for Chapora Fort. Cahpora Fort is an Old Portuguese fort located near to this beach. The beach also attracts a lot of tourists from different parts of the country and the world for it offers the cheapest accommodation in North Goa. It is quite easy to reach Chapora Beach. One can either go for trains or buses or flights or personal vehicles as per his/her choice to reach this beautiful beach in India.

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Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach is one of the best beach destinations in India and is heavily visited by many foreigners throughout the year, especially during the winter season starting from around November till March. It is a traditional fisherman village and is around one hour drive away from the Dabolim Airport. The sunsets are amazing at this beach and can be observed for long in peaceful and calm environment. This beach is well connected to rest of the Goa with the help of good roads. Other means of transportation to reach Arambol Beach include the railways and flights.

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Anjuna Beach

Located in Goa, Anjuna Beach is amongst the most beautiful beach destinations in India. This beach is world famous amongst tourists for its trance parties held on the beach side every year during peak tourist seasons. There are many churches around this beach and tourists love to visit them all. Anjuna Beach is easily accessible from different parts of India via buses, trains and flights. The best season to visit this beautiful beach in India is during the summer season. However, the beach offers a lot of fun during certain occasions like New Year’s Eve, Christmas celebration.

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Colva Beach

Located in a coastal village of South Goa, Colva beach is one of the most attractive beach destinations in India. It is around 2.4 km long and is thoroughly surrounded by the magnificent coconut and palm trees. The beach also offers a part consisting of around 25km of white sand and that too in fine powdered form. Colva Beach is a famous tourists’ spot and is known for its budget hotels, comfortable guest houses, food stalls, beach shacks, bars, restaurants and a lot more. The best time to visit this beach is during October for you get to enjoy various religious activities during this time along with the beach side enjoyment.

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